Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe says highway bill compromise will be good for states

A lead Republican negotiator on the bill, Sen. Jim Inhofe says Oklahoma officials will have more flexibility in how they spend their money, and road projects won’t be delayed as long by environmental reviews.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: June 27, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 28, 2012
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WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday on a highway bill that will essentially mean status quo funding for the next 27 months, but will give states more flexibility in how they spend the money and reduce the time needed for environmental reviews on construction projects, Sen. Jim Inhofe said.

Inhofe, one of the...

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